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A SINGAPOREAN VIEW

An islander's vision

Lui Hock Seng may be a cleaner, but at age 79, he takes beautiful pictures

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Mr Lui, 2016

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Mr Lui, 1966

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1965: This interesting composition was captured during a visit to the old Tanah Merah village.

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60s: Who can resist these charming kids playing near the Redhill brick factory?

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70s: " I opened the door one morning to investigate the commotion going on below my Toa Payoh HDB block - a crowd had gatheredt o watch an outdoor silat performance."

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1961: "A friend tipped me off about the scenic Clarke Quay's Teochew market. I went there in the morning and was rewarded witha catch."

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1964: "A common scene over Merdeka bridge, captured on my way to work."

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60s-70s: On Kusu island, rows of hawkers selling drinks under parasols.

Singapore

IT WAS in the late-1950s, before Singapore became independent. Those were also the days when the camera was not lightweight, when it was as heavy as a brick - and more, if you count the extra lens, the spare films, the batteries and flashlight. Yet Lui Hock Seng lugged his...

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